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Housing Authority of the County of Beaver

300 State Street
Beaver, Beaver County, Pennsylvania 15009

Housing Authority of the County of Beaver is a Public Housing Agency that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, and Mainstream Voucher programs. As of August 3rd, 2020, Housing Authority of the County of Beaver has 4 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Mainstream Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Market Rate Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Housing Authority of the County of Beaver serves Beaver County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Mainstream Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Open Until Further Notice
Market Rate Housing Open Until Further Notice
Beaver County, Pennsylvania Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Open Housing Authority of the County of Beaver Waiting Lists

Due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, contact the housing authority directly. Due to a high volume of calls and modified office hours in most areas, it may take days or weeks to get a response.

COVID-19 Update: As of March 27, 2020, the Housing Authority of the County of Beaver website says:

"To further do our part in slowing the spread of the Coronavirus in Beaver County, effective March 27, 2020, our Administrative Office located at 300 State Avenue, Beaver, Pa is now closed to the general public. Office staff performing executive office duties, maintenance department duties, accounting department duties, IT department duties, application intake duties, leasing duties, Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program duties and Crescent Commons and CARL Program duties are still working but are limiting their interaction to the general public by mail, email or telephone. If you have rent payments or paperwork to drop off, please use the drop box that is located at the right of the entrance door from our parking lot."

More coronavirus information can be found here.

Open Until Further Notice: Mainstream Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the County of Beaver (HACB) Mainstream Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open. Applications are being accepted from July 1, 2020, until further notice.

Please note: According to the HACB, "Mainstream Vouchers will provide rental assistance for qualifying applicants who are non-elderly (ages 18-61) Persons with a disability who are currently a participant in a permanent supportive Housing Program) Friendship Homes, CARL, Crescent Commons) or a Rapid-Re-Housing Program (The Salvation Army's RRH Program and Safely Homes)."

To apply during the opening period, call to (724) 775-1220, TDD (724) 775-5101 obtain an application.

The maximum income limits per each household size are as follows:

  • 1 person $46,500 | 5 persons $71,750
  • 2 persons $53,150 | 6 persons $77,050
  • 3 persons $59,800 | 7 persons $82,350
  • 4 persons $66,400 | 8 persons $87,650 

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • Non-elderly persons with a disability who are currently a participant in a Permanent Supportive Housing Program (Friendship Homes, CARL, Crescent Commons) or a Rapid Re-Housing Program (The Salvation Army's RRH Program and Safely Homes)

It is not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the HACB website.

Sources: This information was verified by the Beaver/Allegheny County Times, as of June 30, 2020.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Beaver County, Pennsylvania.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (724) 775-1220, TDD (724) 775-5101.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 07/01/2020.

Open Until Further Notice: Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the County of Beaver (HACB) waiting list for 1, 2, and 3-Bedroom Public Housing apartments is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least November, 2018, until further notice.

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application here.

For more information, visit the HACB website.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Beaver County, Pennsylvania. Apartments offered through this waiting list are only located within this service area.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (724) 775-1220.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 06/30/2020.

Open Until Further Notice: Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Waiting List

How To Apply to the Other Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the County of Beaver (HACB) waiting list for Low-Income Housing Tax Credit apartments is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least November, 2019, until further notice.

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application here.

For more information, visit the HACB website.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Beaver, Beaver Falls, Koppel, New Brighton, and Rochester, Pennsylvania.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (724) 775-1220.

Last Updated on 06/30/2020.

Open Until Further Notice: Market Rate Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Other Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the County of Beaver (HACB) waiting list for Market Rate Housing apartments is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least November, 2019, until further notice.

Please note: According to the HACB, "These are fixed rent units available for persons whose income does not qualify them for Public Housing."

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application here.

For more information, visit the HACB website.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Beaver County, Pennsylvania.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (724) 775-1220.

Last Updated on 06/30/2020.

Other Housing Authority of the County of Beaver Waiting Lists

Closed: Beaver County, Pennsylvania Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the County of Beaver (HACB) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from November 18, 2019, until November 22, 2019. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete an application in person at the HACB central office.

The maximum income limits for each household size were as follows:

  • 1 person  $44,750 | 5 persons $69,050
  • 2 persons $51,150 | 6 persons $74,150
  • 3 persons $57,550 | 7 persons $79,250
  • 4 persons $63,900 | 8 persons $84,350

This waiting list had the following preferences: Live locally.

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application was received, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the HACB website.

Last Updated on 01/18/2020.

About Housing Authority of the County of Beaver

More information about Housing Authority of the County of Beaver can be found on its website at http://www.beavercountyhousing.org.

Representatives of Housing Authority of the County of Beaver may be available by phone at (724) 775-1220. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.


About the Housing Authority of the County of Beaver Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Housing Authority of the County of Beaver manages 611 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2019:

Standard Homeownership Tenant Protection Ported Out
Vouchers 576 5 13 4
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $394 $377 $461 $1,048
Monthly Cost $227,181 $1,886 $5,989 $4,193

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Housing Authority of the County of Beaver

Waiting List and Tenancy

According to the 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households database, the housing authority's voucher program has an annual turnover of 4% having issued approximately 159 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 8 years and 5 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 26 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2 persons and has a household income of $13,349 per year. 99% of households were very low income (VLI) and 71% were extremely low income (ELI). 26% of households had wages as a major source of income, 2% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 70% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

3% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 44% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 23% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 30% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 6% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

38% of households included children, 3% of which had two adults in the household. 36% of households with children have a female head of household. 81% of all households were headed by a female.

39% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 38% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Housing Authority of the County of Beaver Housing Choice Voucher program, 28% include at least one person with a disability. 49% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 46% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

38% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 30% with 2 bedrooms and 32% with 3 or more bedrooms. 22% of voucher recipients are considered overhoused, meaning they occupy a rental unit larger than their family size requires.

Rent, Assistance, and Utility Allowances

The average monthly tenant contribution to rent by Housing Authority of the County of Beaver voucher holders in 2016 was $309 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $497. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $140.



1. This Picture of Subsidized Households data field is the average wait time of those who received a voucher in the preceding 12 months. Due to special voucher programs like VASH, recent waiting list purges, or waiting list preferences the average wait time can vary significantly from one year to the next and it is entirely possible many current applicants on the waiting list have been waiting for assistance for far longer.


Public Housing Apartments Operated by Housing Authority of the County of Beaver

Ambridge Towers

500 Beaver Rd
Ambridge, Pennsylvania
Call For Rent
Studio-1 BR
62+

Sheffield Towers

100 Superior Ave
Aliquippa, Pennsylvania
Call For Rent
1 BR
62+

Pleasantview Homes

2103 12th Ave
Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania
Call For Rent
2-4 BR
Family & Senior

King Beaver

680 Canal St
Beaver, Pennsylvania
Call For Rent
1 BR
62+

Midcrest Homes

500 Beaver Ave
Midland, Pennsylvania
Call For Rent
1-4 BR
Family & Senior

A.C. Edgecomb Apartments

1150 Bechtel St
Monaca, Pennsylvania
Call For Rent
1 BR

Linmar Terrace

283 Linmar Ter
Aliquippa, Pennsylvania
Call For Rent
1-4 BR
Family & Senior

Morado Dwellings

110 Morado Dwellings
Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania
Family & Senior

Gordon Camp Apartments

330 Connecticut Ave
Rochester, Pennsylvania
Call For Rent
1-4 BR

Pulaski Homes

11 Pulaski Homes
New Brighton, Pennsylvania
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Family & Senior
Minimum Income Requirement

Crestview Village

14th St
Ambridge, Pennsylvania
Call For Rent
2-4 BR
Family & Senior

Economy Village

14th St
Ambridge, Pennsylvania
Call For Rent
1-4 BR
Family & Senior

Low Income Housing Managed by Housing Authority of the County of Beaver

Francis Farmer

274 Friendship Cir
Beaver, Pennsylvania
Call For Rent
1 BR
Subsidized
62+